Fun in Paracas

If you like desert, the Paracas National Reserve is a big playground. The farther you get into the park, the more the ‘roads’ disappear and become merely suggestions.

We spent the day just meandering, finding our own beaches, and taking in the incredible landscape. We felt like we had the entire place to ourselves.

This is fun! Why isn’t anyone else here?


After Bode saw the Running From Camera guy, he had to try his own 2 second timer shots.

We thought we might camp here and they even have two designated camping spots, but we got mixed messages when we asked around. It seems like every time we ask an official for permission, they tell us it’s peligrosso. When we ask normal folks, they say “no hay problema. Tranquillo”.

I’m pretty sure it would have been fine, but the wind was really blowing and we would have just spent the evening sitting in the van listening to the wind. We decided to take off for Ica and Huacachina before dark.

7 thoughts on “Fun in Paracas

  • March 31, 2011 at 7:47 AM

    Awesome photos! We love that you guys are making it so easy for us to plan our trip. Muchas gracias!

  • March 31, 2011 at 8:49 AM

    that shot of bode running away from the camera to the bus looks just like a frame from the calvin & hobbes comic…

  • March 31, 2011 at 10:45 AM

    cool pix = )

  • March 31, 2011 at 12:01 PM

    Wow! What an AMAZING landscape! Especially with the desert right up against the deep blue ocean. That extreme change in the terrain is just spectacular and unexpected. I absolutely LOVE your new bodeswell background photo too. It certainly looks like you had the whole place to yourselves! How long did it take you to get that far away to get that shot? A 20-30 minute hike, or did you borrow Bode’s scooter? Whatever you did, the results were well worth it, and just spectacular! Yet another awesome photo for the archives.

    Thanks for your continued postings. I’ve only known Peru for Machu Picchu, sherpas, llamas, and alpaca clothing and blankets. But as always, you’ve opened my eyes and managed to intrigue me once again.

    Happy trails, and continued safe travels on your incredible journey!


  • March 31, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    Great photo’s Bode! My favorite little photographer.

  • March 31, 2011 at 1:36 PM

    I’m with Doug–that landscape is incredible. Best pictures yet.


  • March 31, 2011 at 2:20 PM

    Es increible el contraste paisajístico.Amazing VW pictures.Thanks for sharing,LOVE IT! Greetings from Mallorca Island!Miguel.

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